Attending language camp is fun! While students do spend time in a classroom developing their English skills, they also spend plenty of time outside exploring and learning new things. Each weekend students get to go on included excursions to interesting attractions, destinations, and sites around Ottawa. These excursions are an excellent opportunity for students to practice their English skills with native speakers and learn more about Canada’s unique culture.
Want to learn more about Destination Canada’s weekend excursions? Read on to learn about exciting activities your child will participate in this summer at language camp!
Students in English Summer Camp Will Go on a Weekend Excursion in Ottawa
The first weekend that students spend at English language summer camp gives them the chance to explore Canada’s beautiful capital city. The weekend starts off with a fun Ottawa city tour. During the walking tour, students will see famous sites like the Canadian Parliament Buildings, Byward Market, and the historic Rideau Canal.
The next day students will visit the Canadian Museum of Nature and learn more about Canada’s natural history. The fun doesn’t stop there. Students will get to see insects, mammals that roam Canada’s landscape, dinosaur fossils, and more during a fun-filled day at the museum.
Students in English Language Summer Camp Will See Canadian Wildlife and More!
The excursion during the second weekend of English summer school is very exciting! Students get to travel about an hour outside of Ottawa to a town called Montebello in Canada’s French-speaking province of Quebec. While on the bus, students get the unique opportunity to see real Canadian animals in the wild. Your teenager could catch a glimpse of moose, deer, bears, wolves, and even the famous Canadian beaver.
The next day, students travel back in time to Canada’s earliest years at Upper Canada Village. Upper Canada Village is a living museum that shows what Canada was like 130 years ago. Actors in costume show students what daily life was like in rural Canada in the 1860s. Students will explore an old-fashioned bakery, cheese factory, blacksmith, and other heritage buildings!
Students in English Summer Camp Can Go on an Excursion to Montreal
Students who are enrolled in the three or four-week language camp will go on an exciting excursion during their third weekend. Montreal, one of Canada’s largest and most vibrant cities, is the perfect destination for students looking to experience authentic Canadian culture. Students tour the city on a motor coach and walk the streets of Old Montreal, which are paved with old cobblestones.
The next day students visit Ottawa’s fascinating Museum of Canadian History and learn more about how the country of Canada came to be. Students may learn about Canada’s First Nations people, hockey, and more!
Students in English Language Summer Camp Can Go on a Shopping and Eco-Odyssey Excursion
Students who are enrolled in the four-week program at Destination Canada will get to explore Ottawa one more time before returning home! During their fourth weekend in Canada, students spend the first day exploring Ottawa by foot. They can get up close to the Parliament Buildings, stroll between the stalls at Byward Market, and visit the Rideau Centre, Ottawa’s luxury shopping mall.
The next day students can look forward to immersing themselves in nature. They will travel to the beautiful Eco-Odyssey maze, located about an hour from Ottawa. Under the supervision of camp leaders and alongside their new friends, students take paddle boats through winding rivers and creeks. They may even spot some more famous Canadian wildlife!
Are you interested in enrolling your child in an international language program in Canada this summer?
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